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April 3, 2024

5 Signs You Need to Have Your Dentures Replaced

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 8:34 pm
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Modern dentures have evolved significantly from the uncomfortable, basic models of the past. They can replace multiple missing teeth, a full set, or all of your natural teeth. Dentures restore your ability to chew, smile, talk, and laugh comfortably with loved ones. However, broken or poorly fitting dentures can cause an array of problems. Keep reading to discover five signs indicating it may be time to discuss getting new dentures with your dentist.

#1: Mouth Irritation

Well-fitting dentures should feel comfortable and not irritate your mouth while biting or chewing. If you start to feel discomfort or irritation, it could mean your dentures need replacing. Look out for signs like sores or lesions on your gums, as they may indicate it’s time for a dental check-up.

#2: Changes in How they Fit

Your dentures should fit snugly against your gums and stay in place when you speak and chew. However, changes in your bone structure over time can cause them to loosen. If your dentures feel loose or fall out, it’s time to see your dentist for adjustments or replacements.

#3: Trouble Speaking

If your dentures don’t fit well, it can affect your speech, causing slurred words or mispronunciations. If you experience these problems, reach out to your dentist for adjustments or to get new dentures made.

#4: Stains

You can prevent denture staining with good care. However, drinking beverages like tea, coffee, cola, and red wine can still cause discoloration over time. If your dentures lose their brightness, talk to your dentist about getting them replaced.

#5: Damage

Cracks, chips, or loose teeth in your restorations indicate it’s time for repairs or a new set. If the base of your dentures breaks, they won’t work properly and will need replacement. Consult your dentist to prevent TMJ disorder and other oral health issues.

If you spot any of these signs, don’t hesitate to contact your dentist promptly. Getting your dentures repaired or replaced promptly can prevent oral health problems and ensure your smile stays healthy and bright for years to come!

About the Practice

Dr. Joshua Holcomb is passionate about providing exceptional care to his patients in Collierville and neighboring areas. He offers a wide range of treatments, including restorative, cosmetic, preventive, and emergency dental care. If you’re missing multiple or all of your teeth, Dr. Holcomb can discuss the cost of dentures with you to see if it’s the right option. Additionally, he can help you recognize signs that your restorations need replacing, ensuring your smile stays beautiful. To learn more about dentures or schedule a consultation with Dr. Holcomb, contact his office at (901) 850-0300 or visit his website.

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